Sightseeing route in Metz

Metz

【City description】

It’s a city surrounded by Moselle river and Seille river. The German has governed this city from the end of 19th and the beginning of 20th century and there is a gate of German in the east of the city. There are many churches and we can admire stained glasses designed by Chagall and Jean Cocteau. In the south of the city, we can visit the Pompidou Center. It is a modern art museum and the main center is in Paris.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★★☆

【Time required】

 between 6 h 30 and 7 h 30(it depends on the number of the exposition which you visit)

【Budget】

 between 12 and 17 euros(it depends on the number of the exposition which you visit)

【Fatigue】

 ★★★★☆

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①Metz station

Gare de Metz

★Go to Gambetta St in front of the station as far as a crossroad. It takes 10 minutes by walk.



②Tower of Camoufle (it’s not accessible in the interior)

Tour Camoufle

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Joffre Avenue and turn right to visit a gate.



③Serpenoise Gate

Porte Serpenoise

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Turn left to go to Général Gaston Dupuis St.



④Palace of Governance (it’s not accessible to the interior)

Palais du Gouverneur

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Citadelle St and turn left after a chapel.



⑤Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains Church

Église Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 2 pm – 6 pm on weekend (it’s open except Monday between June and September)

Close: weekday

★Continue to walk on the street.



⑥Esplanade of Metz

Esplanade de Metz

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to the center street and go straight on Clercs St. It takes 10 minutes.



⑦Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

⑧ Cathedral of Metz

Cathédrale de Metz

Time required: 30 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 am – 6 pm

Close: No

★Go to Estrées St in front of the cathedral and turn left at the dead end. Turn right immediately and you don’t pass a bridge and turn left. When you arrive at another bridge, pass it because it’s a view point. After the bridge, turn right and visit the small island. It takes 15 minutes.



⑨Neuf Temple (it’s not accessible in the interior)

Temple Neuf

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to the square in front of the temple.



⑩Opera and Theatre in Metz

Opéra-Théâtre de Metz Métropole

Time required: 10 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Return to the cathedral and go to Chanoine Collin St on the right of the tourist information center.



⑪Cour d’Or Museum

Musée de La Cour d’Or

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 5 euros

Opening hour: 9 am – 12 h 30 / 1 h 45 pm – 5 pm

Close: Tuesday, national holiday

★Continue to walk on the street and turn right at the end. It takes 5 minutes.



⑫Sainte-Ségolène Church

Église Sainte-Ségolène

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 am – 6 pm

Close: No

★Go to Trinitaires St in front of the church and return to the center street. Then, turn left at the crossroad after Saint-Jacques Square to go straight on Tête d’Or St. It takes 20 minutes.



⑬Thress Saints Hierarques Orthodoxe Church

Presbytère Catholique de Saint Eucaire

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 12 h 30 / 2 pm – 6 pm

Close: Sunday

★Continue to walk on the street and when you leave the street and arrive at an avenue, pass it.



⑭Gate of German

Porte des Allemands

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 2 pm – 5 pm (until 7 pm between May and September)

Close: No

★Go to Wad Billy St and turn left at the dead end. It takes 5 minutes.



⑮Saint-Maximin Church

Église Saint-Maximin de Metz

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 7 pm

Close: No

★Continue to walk on the street and turn right immediately to go to Saint-Etienne St. Go straight and turn left at the end. Then, turn right immediately. It takes 10 minutes.



⑯Saint-Martin Church

Église Saint-Martin

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 h 30 pm

Close: No

★Go back to the street and turn right at the end to go to Augustins St. Go straight on the street for 15 minutes while passing under the train rails.



⑰Pompidou Center in Metz

Centre Pompidou-Metz

Time required: 30 min each exposition (1 h 30 for 3 exposition in total)
Admission fee: 7 euros for an exposition, 10 euros for two, 12 euros for three

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm (until 7 pm between Friday and Sunday)

Close: Tuesday, 5/1

★Go to Arènes St to go back to the stration. It takes 5 minutes.



【Goal】

Metz station

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